Category Archives: Phishing

*Multiple Subjects* Invitation to Edit/Collaborate – Phishing Emails Sent to the Fordham Community on 12/21/2016

These are Phishing emails that have been reported. These messages were
received on or about December 21st, 2016. Please DO NOT respond to these
messages or anything that look like it. You may disregard and delete
these messages. If you have any questions about the validity of these emails
please contact IT Customer Care at 718-817-3999 or via email:
helpit@fordham.edu.

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From: User <user@fordham.edu>
Date: Thu, Dec 21, 2016 at 6:42 PM
Subject: Dining Service Colleagues – Invitation to edit  OR Westworld – Invitation to collaborate OR Spring 2017 – View Intend to Enroll.xlsx OR CDC Events Tracker 2016-2017 – Invitation to edit
To: User@fordham.edu

User has invited you to edit the following spreadsheet:

(Link to spreadsheet here)

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David Maahle Shared this file: – Phishing Email Sent to the Fordham Community on 12/27/2016

This is a Phishing email that has been reported. This message was
received on or about December 27th, 2016. Please DO NOT respond to this
message or anything that looks like it. You may disregard and delete
this message. If you have any questions about the validity of this email
please contact IT Customer Care at 718-817-3999 or via email:
helpit@fordham.edu.

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From:  David Mahle <davidmmahle@gmail.com>
Date: Tues, Dec 12, 2016 at 7:32 AM
Subject: David Maahle Shared this file:
To: user@fordham.edu

                          Image result for Drop Box
                           Protected Message (2017)
        (davidmmahle@gmail.com) has sent you a protected file.

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Article: Random text? Wait, wait, don’t click that!

“Here’s a tip that’s worth repeating:

Don’t click on a link in a text message you get on your phone that says you’ve won a terrific prize or a gift card, or that asks you to click on a link. Don’t reply either. It’s probably a scam.

The Federal Trade Commission settled charges with a group of marketers that were part of a scheme that sent millions of unsolicited spam text messages promoting supposedly free merchandise like $1,000 gift cards for Wal-Mart and Best Buy.

People who clicked the links in the messages didn’t get the promised prizes. Instead, they were taken to websites that asked them to give personal information and sign up for multiple offers, often involving purchases or paid subscriptions.

What can you do about unwanted text messages?

  • Delete unwanted text messages that ask you to enter a special code, or to confirm or provide personal information. Legitimate companies won’t send you a text asking for sensitive information.
  • Don’t click on links in the text message. Links can take you to spoof sites that look real but will steal your personal information.
  • Report spam texts to your carrier. Copy the original message and forward it to 7726 (SPAM) free of charge, if you are an AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon, or Sprint subscriber.”

Though scams involving free gift cards and merchandise are common there are also other types of scams prevalent via text messages. Below is an example of  a scam text message.

textscam

Source: https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/blog/random-text-wait-wait-dont-click

Webmail Filter Activity- Phishing Email Sent to the Fordham Community on 11/04/2016

This is a Phishing email that has been reported. This message was
received on or about November 4th, 2016. Please DO NOT respond to this
message or anything that looks like it. You may disregard and delete
this message. If you have any questions about the validity of this email
please contact IT Customer Care at 718-817-3999 or via email:
helpit@fordham.edu.

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From:  Candelaria, Marcella U <candelaria_mar@aps.edu>
Date: Fri, Nov 4, 2016 at 12:48 PM
Subject: Webmail Filter Activity
To: user@fordham.edu

Please note that your Mailbox Filter is not active. Kindly Update Now to get new mails. (LINK HERE)

Thank you,

Candelaria Marcella

ITS support for Faculty and Staff

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Alert: Potential Hurricane Matthew Phishing Scams

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US-CERT warns users to remain vigilant for malicious cyber activity seeking to capitalize on interest in Hurricane Matthew. Users are advised to exercise caution in handling any email with subject line, attachments, or hyperlinks related to Hurricane Matthew, even if it appears to originate from a trusted source. Fraudulent emails will often contain links or attachments that direct users to phishing or malware-infected websites. Emails requesting donations from deceptive charitable organizations commonly appear after major natural disasters.

US-CERT encourages users and administrators to use caution when encountering these types of email messages and take the following preventative measures to protect themselves from phishing scams and malware campaigns:

  • Do not follow unsolicited web links in email messages.
  • Use caution when opening email attachments. Refer to the Security Tip Using Caution with Email Attachments for more information on safely handling email attachments.
  • Keep antivirus and other computer software up-to-date.
  • Refer to the Security Tip Avoiding Social Engineering and Phishing Attacks for more information on social engineering attacks.
  • Review the Federal Trade Commission information on Charity Scams.
  • Verify the legitimacy of any email solicitation by contacting the organization directly through a trusted contact number. You can find trusted contact information for many charities on the BBB National Charity Report Index.

Source: https://www.us-cert.gov/ncas/current-activity/2016/10/11/Potential-Hurricane-Matthew-Phishing-Scams

FYI – Phishing Email Sent to the Fordham Community on 08/29/2016

This is a Phishing email that has been reported. This message was
received on or about August 29th, 2016. Please DO NOT respond to this
message or anything that looks like it. You may disregard and delete
this message. If you have any questions about the validity of this email
please contact IT Customer Care at 718-817-3999 or via email:
helpit@fordham.edu.

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From:  Denise Nethaway <dnetha01@baker.edu>
Date: Mon, Aug 29, 2016 at 12:48 PM
Subject: FYI
To: user@fordham.edu

hello,

See the below vital docs i sent to you
>> Documents (<—LINK HERE)
Best Regards
Thanks

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see documents – Phishing Email Sent to the Fordham Community on 08/25/2016

This is a Phishing email that has been reported. This message was
received on or about August 25th, 2016. Please DO NOT respond to this
message or anything that looks like it. You may disregard and delete
this message. If you have any questions about the validity of this email
please contact IT Customer Care at 718-817-3999 or via email:
helpit@fordham.edu.

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From: user@fordham.edu
Date: Thurs, Aug 25, 2016 at 12:56 PM
Subject: see documents
To: user@fordham.edu
Hi

See below the confidential document i sent
>>> File (LINK HERE)
Best regards
Thanks

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FYI – Phishing Email Sent to the Fordham Community on 08/24/2016

This is a Phishing email that has been reported. This message was
received on or about August 24th, 2016. Please DO NOT respond to this
message or anything that looks like it. You may disregard and delete
this message. If you have any questions about the validity of this email
please contact IT Customer Care at 718-817-3999 or via email:
helpit@fordham.edu.

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From: user@fordham.edu
Date: Wed, Aug 24, 2016 at 02:36 PM
Subject: FYI
To: user@fordham.edu
hello,

see the important documents i sent below
<<<<<doc file>>> (LINK HERE)

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James shared a document with you – Phishing Email Sent to the Fordham Community on 08/05/16

This is a Phishing email that has been reported. This message was
received on or about August 5th, 2016. Please DO NOT respond to this
message or anything that looks like it. You may disregard and delete
this message. If you have any questions about the validity of this email
please contact IT Customer Care at 718-817-3999 or via email:
helpit@fordham.edu.

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From: nmsparks@fsu.edu
Date: Fri, Aug 5, 2016 at 1:33 PM
To: user@fordham.edu
Subject: James shared a document with you

James has shared a document (School-ApprovedFee.pdf) with you.

View  Document  Now (LINK HERE)
Documents shared are removed from our system on its given expiry date.

Thank you!
– The Drop box Team
© 2016 Drop box Notifications

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Phishing Email With No Subject Sent to the Fordham Community on 07/14/16

This is a Phishing email that has been reported. This message was
received on or about July 14th, 2016. Please DO NOT respond to this
message or anything that looks like it. You may disregard and delete
this message. If you have any questions about the validity of this email
please contact IT Customer Care at 718-817-3999 or via email:
helpit@fordham.edu.

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From: Help Desk <kjeffer5@emich.edu>
Date: Thu, Jul 14, 2016 at 2:32 PM
To: user@fordham.edu
Subject:

Suspicious sign in detected on your fordham.edu Account, We noticed
a recent login attempt from an unusual device or location. If this
wasn’t you Secure your account Now;
http://fordham-helpdesk-technology.my-free.website/

Please follow the instructions to avoid the disabling of your
account,

Note that we will not be able to process your application unless you
have submitted an accepted way.

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